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Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
January 2017
Indonesia
Eastern Asia
Oceania

A lack of access to finance has been one of the biggest impediments to the development and growth of the small-scale business sector in Indonesia. While micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) account for almost all employment in Indonesia (97 percent), the sector as a whole accounts for just about 57 percent of Gross National Product.

Reports & Research
Training Resources & Tools
December 2016
Vietnam
Eastern Asia
Oceania

Over recent decades, Vietnam’s agricultural sector has made enormous progress, realizing major gains in productivity and output and contributing to national goals related to food security, poverty reduction, social stability, and trade. Nevertheless, there are growing concerns related to the quality and sustainability of Vietnam’s agricultural growth and related patterns of development.

Reports & Research
Training Resources & Tools
December 2016
Myanmar
Eastern Asia
Oceania

In the last four years Myanmar’s economy has seen a slight shift away from agriculture toward industry and services. This may mark the beginning of a structural transformation away from a rural, agricultural economy toward a more urban, industrial and service-based economy.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2016
South Africa
Australia
Africa
Oceania

The Hive design relies on a honeycomb structural system built with prefabricated mass-timber pods that are arranged in an alternating pattern similar to other efficient, high-strength structures commonly found in nature and occurring at a cellular level in timber and other plant forms.</p> This poster is one of a selection of entries from the TREEHOUSING International Wood Design Competit

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2016
Malaysia
New Zealand
Asia
Oceania

The Flexi-Bach design is based on the lifecycle of a household and is intended to accommodate the evolving size of households in New Zealand where a large increase in single and double person homes is expected.</p> This poster is one of a selection of entries from the TREEHOUSING International Wood Design Competition that was run by FAO and DBR | Design Build Research School on the occasi

Journal Articles & Books
October 2016
Burkina Faso
Mauritania
Mali
Australia
Ghana
Senegal
Niger
Kenya
Syrian Arab Republic
South Africa
Madagascar
Uzbekistan
Tanzania
Botswana
Kazakhstan
Cuba
Asia
Africa
Oceania

Les terres arides couvrent près de la moitié de la surface terrestre et abritent un tiers de la population mondiale. Elles sont confrontées à des défis hors du commun, notamment ceux posés par la désertification, la perte de biodiversité, la pauvreté, l’insécurité alimentaire et les changements climatiques.

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